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Offline timberati

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Importing xml files into BeerAlchemy
« on: March 11, 2011, 06:28:34 PM »
I have a Mac and don't want to load another operating system on it so I went with BeerAlchemy for my recipes and calculations. Being a newbie, I'm reasonably happy with the results. However, I don't seem to be able to import xml files.

I checked BeerAlchemy's support (http://www.kentplacesoftware.com/support/support.shtml) and they say, "Some brewing software sometimes produces BeerXML files that don't conform to the published BeerXML format. Currently BeerAlchemy Touch will not import these files. Please let us know if this causes you problems as we could look into potential workarounds."

Maybe no one uses "BeerXML" format because every website I've been to and saved a recipe to import has not worked.

Other than entering the recipes by hand I've not come up with a workaround. Anyone else use BeerAlchemy and have a workaround or want to share the .bar files they files they have?
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Re: Importing xml files into BeerAlchemy
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2011, 12:44:29 AM »
I use beeralchemy as well. I've found that beer xml files don't always import well, but that .rec files do (Promash generates the .rec), even if you sometimes have to tweak the ingredients somewhat at import.

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